Flinders Welcomes New Principal, Ms Michelle Carroll

In January 2024, the College welcomed Ms Michelle Carroll as the new principal of leading independent school, Matthew Flinders Anglican College on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Michelle is an outstanding leader with a passion for and academic interest in student wellbeing.

Prior to joining Flinders, Michelle was the Principal of leading all-girls school, St Catherine’s School in Melbourne, Victoria over 10 years. 

In previous roles, Michelle was Deputy Principal at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School and Dean of Students at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar and Junior Grammar School.

During her early career in education, Michelle worked as a Teacher across Science and Health and Physical Education subjects in Brisbane Girls Grammar School and Loreto College, and in an international school in Singapore.

As the new Flinders Principal, Michelle is looking forward to stepping into a co-educational environment, with 1,410 students across the Prep to Year 12 College, as well as students in the Flinders Early Learning Centre.

Michelle said, "The role of school principal is so often defined as one of ‘stewardship’ and, with this in mind, my focus is always on providing a quality education that caters for every student and celebrates inclusivity, respect and trust.

"I’m delighted to be a part of Flinders with its vibrant school culture. I look forward to supporting the academic and co-curricular growth of young children in the Flinders Early Learning Centre, the vibrant Primary School students and the emerging adults in the Secondary School."

Learn more about Ms Michelle Carroll in this Q&A profile here, where we announced her appointment.


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